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CHART OF THE WEEK
Loving how well this chart shows the top 50 US firms sailing the calm blue oceans of year-on-year growth before the 2008 crisis, and its blood-stained aftermath.
If your eyes are straining, just look at the two columns on the far right.
The thing is:
Here’s the upshot (featuring a rare f-bomb), according to Jae S Um.
A SEAT AT THE TABLE; IN THE LINE OF FIRE
GCs have gained more heft, putting their stamp on business decisions and in the boardroom.
But with the glory comes a lot of guts, and the legal heads at Facebook are a good example of internal lawyers on the front line (and the headlines) forming a protective layer around their larger-than-life CEOs.
HOW A&O DISRUPTS ITSELF
I just rediscovered a 2015 article on the need for law firms to disrupt themselves, paying homage to Clayton Christensen’s “Innovator’s Dilemma”.
It uses A&O and its portfolio of three business models – A&O, Peerpoint and Belfast captive – as an applied example.
Fast-forward to 2018 and A&O’s offensive shows no sign of slowing.
It seems A&O is well on the way to self-disruption 🚀
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